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Galeopsis tetrahit  L.


Botanical Name


Galeopsis tetrahit L.

English Name


Common hemp nettle, Bristlestem hempnettle, Brittlestem hempnettle, Dead nettle





General Info


A herbaceous plant 20-80 cm tall. Stem 4-angled, swollen just below the nodes, stiffly hairy, rough and downward hairs. Leaves entire, elliptic-ovate, regularly toothed; pinnately veind, long-haired petioles, black-headed glandular hairy. Flowers crimson, yellow-blotched, small in many-flowered axillary pseudo-whorls. Calyx campanulate spiny-toothed. Corolla pink to blue-purple, white tube 14-20 mm long. Upper lip helmet-shaped, erect. Lower lip 3-lobed, median lobe entire. Fruit 4-achene, ovoid, dull, as broad as long: 3 mm x 2 mm.

Herb Effects

Antispasmodic, detergent, expectorant and resolvent (plant)


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Medicinal Use

The plant is used in the treatment of tissue-wasting complaints. An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of pulmonary complaints.



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